ERIC Number: ED043798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
Abstracting and Indexing Rates and Costs: A Literature Review.
Bourne, Charles P.; And Others
The English-language literature since 1950 was searched to gather published reports of abstracting and indexing rates and costs, and cost figures for the complete preparation of secondary publication. The search located relevant information by 24 abstract journals and 3 citation services, 18 abstracting cost figures, and 41 indexing cost figures. These reported figures were extracted with text or other amplifying comment and tabulated, with reference made to the included 79-item bibliography. Unit costs per bibliographic item were cited or computed. These data were plotted to detect possible patterns or trends. The reported unit costs for preparation of the secondary services were adjusted for 1968 dollar value and were plotted by number of items cited annually. Abstracting costs and indexing costs were each plotted chronologically, and then in rank order with dollar value adjustments. Abstracting and indexing rates were plotted. The plots serve to illustrate the scattering of the data and emphasize the problem of drawing generalizations from the existing data. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Minneapolis, Minn.
Note: Review Series 5